Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Rainbows

Hi all,
I created 2 cards for this post...the first card is for the current Hero Arts Challenge. I chose to make a card for the ‘Rainbow of Color Birthday’ category, and used my brand new triangle die. I am also entering this card into the current challenge at ABNH - 'Roy G. Biv' - I just love the clever play on words!

My design is based on another fun video I watched by Laura Bassen (what's new, right?). Laura created the video for the Hero Arts Blog about 2 weeks ago that she called 'The Two-fer'. I die cut white cardstock 3 times, stacked them, and measured what I needed for the sentiment. After I colored the background with Copics, I cut down the die cuts and wanted to add a detail to this card - I placed the top and bottom panels so that the points of the triangle were facing the sentiment. Finally, I added a few gems.

My 2nd card is for this week’s challenge at ATCAS for the Code Word: 'Coffee'. I’m a huge coffee fan...in fact, my family routinely gives me gift cards for Dunkin’ Donuts, so this card is actually my personal homage to ‘Coffee’ - lol!

The coffee cup was stamped on Kraft cardstock, but on screen is a little 'off''...sorry about that! I used a really light ink for the steam, so it’s hard to see on screen. Here’s a close-up:

Well, that’s it for me...I hope everyone had a great weekend,  ~

Happy Birthday
Stamps: Hero Arts - Messages with Flourish
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Stamper’s Select White
Die: Hero Arts Frame Cuts - Triangle Background
Markers: Copics

You and Me
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Warm Happiness (cup); Lawn Fawn - Science of Love
Ink: Versamark; Stampin’ Up - Real Red; Papertrey Ink - Soft Stone; Colorbox - Chestnut Roan
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Stamper’s Select White, Aqua Mist, Kraft, Pure Poppy
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White
Dies: Papertrey Ink - Notched Hearts Banners
Impression Plate: Papertrey Ink - Rustic Burlap
Punch: Martha Stewart - Hearts
Misc: Glossy Accents


Hannelie said...

Wow 2 great cards... the first one just absolutely stole my heart though!
Great job!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Two fabulous cards Barb! I just got this die a few weeks ago and haven't tried it yet. What is stopping me? Thanks for inspiring me!

donna mikasa said...

It's hard not to be inspired by Laura, isn't it? She makes everything colorful and FUN! Love how your card turned out and your coffee card is adorable, too--especially the steam!

Dawn T said...

both of these are stunning Barb. Just love the rainbow one.

Betty said...

your rainbow card is fantastic - looks like a winner to me!

Joni Andaya said...

What Gorgeous cards....my fave is the rainbow for triangles :) AWESOME!!!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, the rainbow triangles fantastic...I am a sucker for bright bold colors. And I had to smile when I read about your love of coffee. My mom was quite smitten with coffee too. The card is sweet!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE the rainbow triangles! Awesome! Love your coffee card too! :)

shirley-bee said...

Love the rainbow triangles card, Barb - and I hate coffee, but I love your coffee card :)

Unknown said...

Two great cards Barb. The rainbow one is great. Love your coffee cup with the steam and the hearts. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at ATCAS.

Karen x

Jean said...

Both are lovely! Color is a good thing!

Leslie Hanna said...

I love how you've used the triangle die! Okay, I really like both cards, but I REALLY like the first one. :)

Loll said...

Two fabulous cards Barb. Love the rainbow of triangles and how you've pointed the triangles to the sentiment - great design. The coffee card is so sweet. Love the sentiment and hearts. Loll xx

Deepti said...

These are so beautiful cards, I just love the rainbow colors peeking through those triangles and that steam from the coffee is wonderful :) So glad you joined in at ATCAS!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I'll ignore the Dunkin Donuts comment [aw yeah, work for Starbucks here :)] -- still a totally fun coffee card! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

lostinpaper said...

Love your rainbow of triangles, WOW!

Rosemary said...

love that rainbow card, barb... so cool!!

Sue McRae said...

That Hero Arts die is perfect for making happy rainbows Barb. Thanks for joining our challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

Darnell said...

You're killing me, Barb! Another double-delight post!! Your Mojuice is flowing like karazy - all the better for your readers!! Hugs, darnell

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I love both cards but I HAD to stop by to tell you that I adore the card you made in homage to coffee! I do love coffee, too, so I laughed aloud when I read that! Great card, super post! :)

Anita in France said...

These are both such fab cards, Barb ... my rainbow loving heart's fallen for the first one ... so delicious! Anita :)